In May 2012 the EU Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations came into force in the UK. The regulations make it clear that all UK websites need to gain consent from people visiting the site to store 'cookies' on their computers.
Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers. There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
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This document was created using extracts of a Contractology template available at: www.contractology.com